The Champions Dinner in support of the Austin Healey testimonial gave the Skandia/Selestia and Old Mutual teams plenty to talk about.With the cheeky chappy that is Phil Tufnell joining them on the table, Suzi Perry hosting and several financial services hacks as their guests, it was certainly a night to remember. Marketing manager Ian Thomas tried his best to explain the ins and outs of cricket and rugby so the ladies among them had at least a faint idea of what it was all about. But it did not really matter – the ladies on the table had plenty to occupy them anyway, with Andrew Flintoff and the lovely Healey himself to gaze at.
An IFA is calling for a mortgage lender to refund a £2,700 early repayment charge made on a widow after her husband’s death. Sam Davis, who has three young children, says Redstone Mortgages has ref- used to waive the penalty despite being aware of her circumstances. Her husband Darren died in August and the £70,000 […]
Farepak customers who paid the firm using a Visa debit card can get a full refund of lost savings by asking their bank to start a Visa chargeback against Farepak’s bank as a refund for services not received, thanks to a loophole exposed by Money-SavingExpert.com.
IFAs rate Skandia and Standard Life as the best providers for high-net-worth clients, according to a Datamonitor survey.
This week by freelance personal finance journalist Kirstie RedfordWhen someone asks what you do for a living and you reply freelance journalist, the pitch of the person asking you nearly always takes an excited turn as they gush: “Ooh, who do you write for, anyone interesting?” It is at this point that I almost always […]
Capital Market Notes, December 2016 Dave Lafferty, chief market strategist at Natixis Global Asset Management, assesses the accuracy of his 2016 outlook and provides his thoughts and outlook for 2017. Click here to read the full article
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